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crippletron 3000
10-07-2011, 02:46 PM
Preston Odeon

Formerly - New Victoria / Gaumont / Odeon / Top Rank

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Shouts to Scrappy on this one


Opening on the 17th September 1928 it had a capacity of over 2,000 in the traditional circle and Stalls format

The building also contained a restaurant and a spacious entrance hall with an impressive dome measuring nearly 22ft which was surmounted by a small glass

skylight with a chandelier suspended from it

There was a much larger dome in the auditorium which had a system of sliding shutters that allowed daylight in

Above the dome, on the roof is the projection room complete with rewinding room, staff room, Chiefís office and follow-spot ports

By 1962 the cinema was renamed Odeon and in 1970 the old restaurant was converted to a second screen (Odeon 2)

The ballroom remained the same but became a discoteque called Clouds

The former picture palace has been closed since 1992 but action group, The New Vic, are aiming to purchase, refurbish and restore the site as part of Prestonís heritage


I originally went for a recce with The Lone Ranger a few months back, we had no chance as it was far too busy

Welcome to stupid O'Clock, a time when I'm normally rolling in from stuff rather than heading out...


Front Entrance

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Auditorium 1928

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Odeon 1 - Present Day

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Stage

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Projector Room

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Mooching

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Stairwell

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Original Ceiling

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Odeon 2

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Staff Area

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Rectifiers

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Follow Spot Ports - Looking Down

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Above Old Auditorium

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Original Dome 1928

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..And now

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Original Projector Ports

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Streets

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On Your ChimneyZ ;)

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scrappy
11-07-2011, 03:32 PM
Auditorium 1928

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx345/ojay1234/Other/Preston%20Odeon/2.jpg


Odeon 1 - Present Day

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these two pics show how they made the night club underneath the cinema by losing everything below the balcony and making a new stage and floor. if you see on the 1928 pic centre of the dome is where the hole is on the present day photo.

scrappy
11-07-2011, 03:42 PM
some of mine,

dome
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